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Blinder, Back to Econ 102

Alan Blinder is a well known economist, but we think he might be having problems with his public policy role at Princeton, and maybe needs a little rethink on some econ, too.. We say that because he wrote an op-ed … Continue reading

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Our .02 on the Healthcare Muddle

Well, it’s hard to tell what’s going on, because the MSM won’t give out the straight story and the bill won’t come up on my IPhone 7 (must be a communist plot). Our concern is that businesses be able to … Continue reading

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Trump Bump 2

OK, here we go, America. We’d still like to see tax cuts before Obamacare reform (we’ve provided some ideas to Trump), because we think a little profit bump will help more companies than Obamacare changes help consumers, but who knows? … Continue reading

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Trumpism Does Add Up

If Princeton professor Alan Blinder were my student and had written a paper such as what appeared in the Wall Street Journal on 3/25, it would be marked either ‘incomplete’ or a ‘D’. He’s a pretty well known guy and … Continue reading

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Radical New Idea: Middle Managers

Some months ago, there was an article in the Wall Street Journal about a company (Treehouse) that had NO middle managers, believing that its people were sufficiently motivated that they didn’t need them. This plan was fine until the business grew, probably … Continue reading

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Half a Loaf Buffet

Warren Buffet’s got an interesting op ed in the Wall Street Journal this morning about using the earned income tax credit to lift folks out of poverty. But, he went only part way. Businesses will normally pay whatever they think … Continue reading

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The High Cost of Saving a Failing Business?

Ya gotta love the Wall Stree Journal. They had a big article on March 26th on the high cost of saving a failing business, by putting it into Chapter 11, which might have amazed some, and scared some with the … Continue reading

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Marketing That Pays Off

Spend what you must on marketing, don’t worry about wasting some money, and figure out how to close the prospects your marketing generates. Continue reading

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Time and Status, or Why the Boss is Late for Everything

There was an article in the Wall Street Journal about a week ago, that postulated that with greater power comes an expanded time universe for the powerful. We thought there was a lot of psychobabble in the article, but some … Continue reading

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Should Companies Monitor Their Employees Social Media?

The Wall Street Journal wrote a big article about this topic in their print edition on May 12, and honestly, we should have put it out there sooner, because it’s a big topic for employers, not only in the hiring of … Continue reading

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